China’s Environmental Crisis

October 15, 2007

The New York Times has a new multimedia project which explores the many faces of China. The first part of the series, Shocking on Growth, shows us how the rapid economic growth of the country has resulted in an environmental crisis.

Facts mentioned in the piece:

  • In China, the number of deaths from pollution related diseases, such as cancer, comes second only to smoking.
  • Sixteen of the 25 most polluted cities in the world are in China. (Click here for a list of the 10 most polluted places in the world)
  • When you take into consideration the cost of environmental pollution, China’s economic growth is not was great as it appears.

The article is divided into four different parts: print, photo slide show, video, and an interactive map.

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